Once upon a time, when freak shows at the traveling circus were the norm, the Werewolf would have been a great sideshow. But when you really think about it, what a struggle it must be to have to deal with this condition. Not only for the person who has this genetic condition called hypertrichosis but for their families as well.
Pruthviraj Patil, an eleven year old boy in India, deals with it every day. Kids in school can be ruthless to their peers, cruel in their teasing and laughter whether they realize it or not, and feelings can be easily hurt. But for a child that has this condition, it must be even more difficult. Pruthviraj is said to be a happy boy even though he’s been bullied at school and rarely leaves his home village. He states, “My greatest desire is that the hair should go.” He just might get his wish.
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